@matslats I read a novel a few years ago called Soft Apocalypse which dealt with a creeping dissolution of society due to economic and environemental collapse. It was set in 2023 (well the start was) and I wish that date didn't seem feasible for the way it started.
@matslats When TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi reactors were melting down, the government lied with great discipline and persistence. When we could all look up and see the massive cloud of smoke and debris over Manhattan and Brooklyn, the EPA claimed the air was safe. I think you are right that we are seeing the same thing in grand slow motion. How will those in power respond to the crisis? How do they respond to other crises? #SelfOrganization is the only way for us.
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